Idaho Has a New Crisis Intervention Hotline
Suicide awareness has dramatically increased in the past year, part in thanks to Logic's smash hit (1-800-273 8255). The song featuring Kahlid and Alessia Cara title is the direct number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
But for Idahoan's, we lacked a state-run, nationally accredited hotline until now. The Statesman reports:
The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline is Idaho's first statewide, nationally accredited hotline responding to calls and texts from all around the state. The hotline provides crisis intervention, emotional support, resource referrals, linkages to local services and follow-ups for all Idahoans. Their ultimate goal is to prevent suicide in Idaho.
You don't have to be suicidal to call the new hotline; operators are trained to help with crisis intervention, resource referrals, and emotional support.
According to spanidaho.org, suicide is the second leading cause of death for Idahoans between the ages of 15-44 and males up to age 44.
You can reach the hotline at (208) 398-4357